Immunizations and Immunity Provisions: The Scope of Protection Under the Public Health Act

The Alberta Court of Appeal has issued a decision involving the interpretation of the Alberta Public Health Act, which may have broad implications on limiting liability of public bodies. Frank v. Alberta Health Service, 2019 ABCA 332 involves a medical malpractice claim. The Plaintiff, Frank, was a patient at the South Calgary Health Centre operated […] Read More
September 30, 2019

Single Use Plastic Bans: What You Need to Know

The discussion on single-use plastics is heating up across Canada. The federal government announced in June 2019 its intention to institute a nationwide ban by 2021 if re-elected this fall. Meanwhile, a growing number of provinces, cities, and towns have already banned certain single-use plastic products and the British Columbia Court of Appeal has now […] Read More

Doing Work on a Provincial Project? Protect Yourself with a Public Works Act Claim

The Public Works Act (“PWA”) is a helpful, rarely litigated piece of legislation for unpaid subcontractors. By submitting a PWA claim to the Provincial Government, a subcontractor has the ability to seek compensation outside of its contractual rights from the party it contracted with on public projects that otherwise may not be lienable. This is […] Read More
September 10, 2019